Wimmel mit! Portraits!

Timo has a charming, irresistible smile, doesn’t he? He is sporty as well as an avid climber. In Wimmelt mit!! The Online Wimmelpicture Project, he will be appearing as a knight in shining armor in the children’s knights’ tournament.

Die Originalzeichnung hat Übergröße und passt nicht in einem Stück auf meinen DIN A4 Scanner

Wimmel mit! From analogue to digital – Scanning 101

When I start an illustration project I begin with one or perhaps several sketches. Sometimes I illustrate completely analogue, but then the question arises about producing a print-ready file for it. From my experience as a design teacher, I know that many students shy away from scanning. Their scans often have a color cast or […]

Auf die Größe kommt es doch darauf an. Manchmal ist es nützlich einfach analog zu denken. Titelgrößenvergleich

Wimmel mit! Roughly drawn

The Backbone of every Illustration is the Rough Sketch. Ooooh, aaahhh, huhhh? Many people who watch an artist at work expect to immediately recognize what the illustrator is drawing. This often happens to me when I go to town to sketch. I’m drawing to gather information, not to paint a beautiful Sunday picture. Many do […]

Heute könnt ihr mir über die Schulter gucken. Ich gebe euch ein paar Tipps über Skizzieren und Illustration. - Foto von Kimberley Hoffman

Wimmel mit! Sketch and Skribble

Yes, you can draw, too! Some look in amazement at pictures and say, “Wow! I wish I could also do that.” I wonder why they write off their own skills so quickly. One of the goals I’m pursuing with Wimmel mit! is to encourage others to take the pen into their own hands, while I […]

Der Herzog August Brunnen am Stadtmarkt in Wolfenbüttel

Wimmel mit! Tours through Wolfenbüttel!

And Action! In my last blog I promised to take you on a tour of Wolfenbüttel, which I plan on using for the background of the Wimmel mit! Wimmelpicture – a short tour through my city and a big jump for me into video production. I guess I underestimated the amount of time I’d need to […]

Ein Wimmelbild zeigt zahlreiche kleine Geschichten. Werdet Teil davon! Wimmelbildausschnitt mit hoffmanillustrates! Signet

Wimmel mit! The Online Wimmelpicture Project

What’s wimmeling now? Today is the start of Wimmel mit! The Online Wimmelpicture Project. But where are the wimmelpictures? They are there, look more closely, even closer… There are many buzzing around in my head. Developing a picture story can be sometimes very simple and complex at the same time. In this blog series you […]